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Hot Wheels Track Builder Vertical Launch Kit

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WARNING: choking hazard - small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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About this item

Highlights

  • Crank up the action to awesome new levels with a track set that reaches 50 inches high
  • Fuel experimentation and creativity with 3 set configurations and 2 pulse-pounding stunts
  • Attach with the included 3M Command Strips, specifically designed for painted surfaces
  • The set uses minimal play space, so you can leave it on the wall — there’s nothing under foot!
  • Connect to other Track Builder sets to build and customize a massive world of play

Specifications

Number of Pieces: 36

Dimensions (Overall): 15 inches (H) x 3.5 inches (W) x 24 inches (D)

Suggested Age: 6 Years and Up

Weight: .74 pounds

Material: Metal, plastic

Includes: Vehicle, tracks

Assembly Details: Adult assembly required, no tools needed

CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts

Vehicle type: Car

Power Source: Non-powered

TCIN: 76152281
UPC: 887961779523
Item Number (DPCI): 087-07-4536

Description

Race and stunt to thrilling new heights with an innovative track set that towers above the competition! The Vertical Launch Kit easily and securely attaches to your wall, so young racers can slam launch cars straight to the top — over 4 feet high! — then speed through an epic stunt finish that they get to choose. Will it be a jaw-dropping free-fall into the audacious spiral — or a dizzying race through the daring double loop? Kids will love breaking their own records during single-player fun or challenging friends to the ultimate stunt-off!
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Guest Ratings & Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
value: 2 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5

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Has potential

3 out of 5 stars
TheStudent - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
At first look, this was really cool. It has some unique features that the other sets don't have and looks to have some really cool stunts. My son was very excited to get it set up. However, once assembled, this set is quite large and for my son, who is on the short side, this set is a bit too tall. Also, making the car actually propel up and through the full track is a bit tricky and you have to use a lot of force. Overall, it is probably a great set for an older child with a large play room, but for us it was a bit disappointing, especially for the price.
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
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A Mom's Perspecitve

3 out of 5 stars
Momma M - 3 months ago
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My son turned 7, thought this would be a fun addition to his play room; first I would like to mention that this product takes more space than initially thought, and even when I used the guide included for spacing, there was not a mention to make sure to save space for the drop off unit; which I would recommend be placed on the left side of the unit. The instructions were 'fairly' simple, however It would be nice if they could be numbered on the parts itself so that you can easily put this together, it took longer than anticpated - I actually put the first double loop section together wrong, and did not realize this until I tried the unit- The switching of the U is easy to do without difficulty; I also think that extra wall adhesives should be supplied with the unit. My son, actually liked the double loop better than the drop zone - he did however enjoy just dropping the car itself into the drop zone to play as well, so that works out if you have the U set up for the double loop - my son, seems to have trouble launching the car up the track - I am not sure if he is unable to put enough force on the launcher, or if it is a design flaw, I know that when I hit the launcher I have to use a lot of force, so perhaps this might be a design flaw for younger kids to use with more ease. My son, was disappointed that there was only 1 car in the kit - he does own other hotwheels cars, which work on the unit. I am concerned about storing the unit, as it does take up a lot of space, there is a space saver storage option, but the tracks themselves are not easy to take apart and I am worried that the more you take them apart then they will bend and not click as tight and not work as well (I had this happen to another set, my son tried to take apart, then the loop did not want to stay connected, so he didn't play with it after that). My son, played with this for 15minutes then got bored, again frustration with the launching the car up the track with the launcher. As a mom, I would buy this product if I had more space in a playroom, this is not ideal for small areas or areas that are highly trafficked as it will get in the way. The wall assembly was fairly simple - and I applied the adhesives and waited until the next day to attach the wall unit, to ensure that they would not pull the adhesives from the wall. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Up! Down! Around and around!

5 out of 5 stars
PolkaDotMan - 3 months ago
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I was not sure how my 7-year old son would respond to the Hot Wheels Vertical Launch Kit. He has a rather extensive collection of Hot Wheels (mostly entertainment themed) but mostly likes showing them off instead of sending them along tracks. However, he was pretty excited to see the box and suggested we immediately “set this bad boy up”. The prospect of sending cars up and down walls was apparently very appealing to him. I was nervous about setting this playset up. After all, there are many pieces to affix to the wall and if they aren’t properly aligned, there is no way the cars can successfully traverse the tracks. Fortunately, Mattel had a solution that I did not anticipate. The complete setup process took more time than my son could tolerate. However, we were able to perform the initial steps together. We assembled the double(!) loop and the spiral pieces rather quickly as this was familiar terrain that simply involved attaching track to track. As parts were put together, the full capabilities of this toy began to dawn on both of us and my son couldn’t wait to start playing. Unfortunately, that is when the second stage began, and waiting was necessary. Stage 2 involved attaching the wall frame assembly to the wall using the supplied 3M command strips. Now, in Mattel’s defense, the instructions for this process are clearly labeled “Read Me First!”, which I didn’t do. If I had, I could have attached the strips to the wall first and built the loop and spiral while the adhesive was setting. Live and learn. The good news is that there is a template that gets taped to the wall with cutouts corresponding to where the command strips need to be placed. No measuring needed! After installing the strips, just remove the template and let the strips set. After an hour, we attached the frame assembly to the wall. There are simple levels built into some of the pieces to assist in getting everything aligned correctly. At this point, the track pieces get attached to the frame and the fun begins. Now, before putting this playset together, I thought kids would simply drop cars down the tracks like I did in my youth. Nope. There is a manual launcher that, if pressed hard enough, sends the included car up the wall where it takes one of two predetermined paths. You can either have the car sent down the wall into the double loop or have it drop through the air into a chute that sends it through a spiral. There are spring-loaded covers at the entries to both options that help keep the car from flying off the track. Any other additional track and playsets you have can be attached to the exits of either route to continue the car’s journey. All of these options do require quite a bit of space. The frame assembly goes almost 5 feet up the wall and is 4 feet across. The launcher and double loop need approximately 5 feet of free floor from the wall. But Mattel addressed this issue by including built-in storage for the track. When not in use, you can minimize the floor footprint by disassembling the track pieces and storing them in the frame. Putting them back together and reattaching to the frame takes mere minutes. But when all is said and done, the question is “is it fun?” And the answer is … “yes”. My son really enjoys seeing his cars in action and having alternative ‘stunt’ routes is a big plus. Some cars do work better than others; Hot Wheels come in a variety of shapes and there is a lot of action going on to accommodate them all. But my son has made a game out of seeing which of his cars work best. The time-consuming initial setup is worth the results. This may the playset that finally moves his collection from the storage and display cases into actual play. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Huge! And a massive hit

5 out of 5 stars
Renee1230 - 3 months ago
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My son loves this wall track. Be warned though it takes up a lot of real estate. Almost 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It comes out from the wall five feet too. But, that’s part of what makes my 7 year old so enraptured with it. If you’ve got the room go for it. I can’t imagine any little boy being disappointed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Hours of fun!!

5 out of 5 stars
miko625 - 3 months ago
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My son loved the Vertical Launch Kit! It allows connections with other Hot Wheels Tracks (as typical) but it brings out more creativity in kids. The loop set up also works for some of the heavier cars which isn't always the case with some loops which was great. Would definitely recommend. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Lots of fun

5 out of 5 stars
Momotsukigirl88 - 3 months ago
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I recieved this item for free to review, but this is my own opinion. The vertical launch kit was very easy to put together. The kit coming with the command strips was a plus since I did not have to go out and buy any. My son was so excited to get to play with this that he started running around in circles. As for play it does pretty well. Sometimes if you mash the lever too hard the car will fly off the track, but I saw no other issues while my son was playing with it. Overall this is a really good hot wheels track and my son enjoyed playing with it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Looks cool but functionality could be better

3 out of 5 stars
BoyMom41 - 3 months ago
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it takes a bit to get this set up as you have to let the 3M sticky mount set for an hour before you can finish assembly. my kids struggled with getting the launch pad to get the car all the way up to the top so that it could go down one of the other features. That resulted in them just putting the cars in the top and then the track came away from the wall often. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Excellent!

5 out of 5 stars
Kristin 0710 - 4 months ago
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My 6 year old absolutely loves this track. My husband helped him put it together, and it has been the only thing he has wanted to play with for over a week now. He loves the launcher to launch all of his hot wheels through the loops. Would definitely recommend this product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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